Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Farewell Oscar de la Renta

It's a sad day for the world of fashion, for the iconic designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. The Dominican Republic, fashion designer has spent half of a century putting high society in haute couture. Dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana, Sarah Jessica Parker, Oprah and most recently Amal Alamuddin-Clooney wedding gown to George Clooney. 
Oscar developed a reputation for his signature evening wear in the 50s, he discovered fashion under Cristobel Balenciaga, he went on to design at Lanvin, Elizabeth Arden couture, before debuting in Paris couture with Pierre Balmain back in 1993. 
 Oscar de la Renta was diagnosed with cancer, but had been clear for the past year, he leaves behind his second wife, Annette Engelhard Reed and adopted son Moises, who works at the fashion house. A former president of the CFDA and internationally acclaimed designer, his legacy will live on especially through red carpets.

 Jacqueline Kennedy

Audrey Hepburn with the legendary Oscar de la Renta
Princess Diana dancing with Oscar

Oscar with good friend Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who he starred in the documentary September Issue with.

Oprah wearing Oscar for the MET 2010

The last wedding gown designed by Oscar for Amal Clooney

Oscar de la Renta through the years...

We say farewell...

Iconic dresses
Carrie Bradshaw 'Sex and the City'  

Sarah Jessica Parker at the MET 

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl 

Jessica Alba at the Golden Globes 

Taylor Swift at the MET

Cameron Diaz at the Oscars

Amy Adams at the Oscars 

Oscar with his son Moises

Rest In Peace Oscar de la Renta 1932-2014

images sourced via vanityfaireveraftermiamipop sugarpeoplevoguewwd

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